Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Job Classification

In most duration tables, five job classifications are displayed. These job classifications are based on the amount of physical effort required to perform the work. The classifications correspond to the Strength Factor classifications described in the United States Department of Labor's Dictionary of Occupational Titles. The following definitions are quoted directly from that publication.

Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Lipoma


Related Terms

  • Adipoma
  • Adipose Tumor
  • Dercum’s Disease
  • Fatty Tumor

Differential Diagnosis

Specialists

  • Dermatologist
  • General Surgeon
  • Internal Medicine Physician
  • Pathologist
  • Plastic Surgeon

Comorbid Conditions

Factors Influencing Duration

Factors include the type and location of the lipoma and whether it requires treatment by injection or removal. The length of disability may be affected by job requirements, especially the ability to keep the surgical area clean postoperatively. For internal lipomas requiring major surgery, the length of disability will depend on the extent of the surgery, whether complications develop, and whether the job is physically demanding.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
214.0 - Lipoma; Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue of Face
214.1 - Lipoma; Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue, Other
214.2 - Lipoma; Intrathoracic Organs
214.3 - Lipoma; Intra-abdominal Organs
214.4 - Lipoma; Spermatic Cord
214.8 - Lipoma; Specified Sites, Other
214.9 - Lipoma, Unspecified Site

Complications

Lipomas under the skin (subcutaneous) rarely cause complications, but large nodules may interfere with muscle function or may cause nerve pain. Lipomas occurring on a joint may limit movement. If they develop in the bowel, lipomas can cause potentially serious obstructions. Injury to a lipoma may require immediate treatment, including excision. Rarely, a lump that initially appears to be a lipoma may actually be a liposarcoma (cancerous), requiring further treatment.

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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